News from October 20, 2017


 Prelude - Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Olga Topuzova - Meade                                      


Opening Prayer

Song of Worship – The Heart of Worship

Children’s Moment 

Anthem – You Raise Me Up - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Matthew 15:32-38

Sermon – God Will Provide – The God Guarantee Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

 Offertory – Standing On the Promises- Olga Topuzova Meade


 Dedication Prayer

 Prayers of God’s People

 The Lord’s Prayer

 Hymn – My Hope Is Built


 Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer - Sanctuary Choir

 Postlude – He Is Exalted - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Dave Landis


Natalie Fuller Family for their loss of Natalie (Sue Gregory’s cousin)

Harriet Nafzinger ( Bob Hires Sister)

Brandon Chase – Active Duty

Harry and Andrea Stover( Fred’s cousin and wife living in NAPA, CA. no contact since fire started)

Jamie Reye There is a prayer quilt hanging in the sanctuary, please tie a knot in the quilt as you pray.

MISSION Jar next Sunday October, 29!


This Sunday we have 14 “Welcome a Neighbor” Bags to deliver.

Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 


The children’s Sunday School classes participated in a “Project with a Purpose” in which they made noisemakers (maracas and jingle sticks) to be included in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Beginning on October 29th, there will be baskets of these noisemakers in the Community Room and Fellowship Hall.  Please feel free to take one noisemaker for each box that you plan on packing. 

Donations of Candy Needed:  Please bring candy this Sunday.

 On October 22, the youth group has an opportunity to sponsor and volunteer at a candy station at the Sunshine Community’s “Spooky Boardwalk.”  The event is open to the public and runs from 2:30-4:30.  We are asking for donations of candy.  The youth will be handing out the candy at the event.  We will accept candy donations until Sunday morning, October 22.  There will be a drop-off box placed near the Community Room.  Questions?  Contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or

 Prayer Time Focus

I’d like to take a minute to highlight the Prayer Time we have available to all of you from 9-10:00 on Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to come for the whole time or come for just a portion, but give some thought to participating in this important ministry. 

There has been a faithful 3-4 persons who have been supporting this for a year and a half now.   We come together in the Sanctuary and pray silently for the concerns on our hearts, concerns of our church, community, and world.  Recently we have come to feel that our prayers need to be more focused.  We are concerned for the health of this church and the new directions we are facing, that we must first and always be a praying church (I Thess. 5:17-18) – praying continually and with thanks in all circumstances. 

Pastor Mike said in his September Ambassador article we have 3 primary concerns at this moment: 

              Church growth

              Serving the needs of our community

              New building

Let us all commit ourselves to concentrated and focused prayer in each of these areas.  And add our prayers to those golden bowls so that they are overflowing!

The perfect opportunity arrives each week on Sunday mornings between 9 and 10:00. 

Please See attached Word Document for Full Details on Prayer Time Focus

 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

“It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

"October is Pastor Appreciation Month - Please show your gratitude for Pastor Mike with a card or something else of your choosing over the next few weeks. The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be hosting an Appreciation reception for Pastor Mike on Sunday, October 29 after church during fellowship. We hope you will join us at this time and take the opportunity to personally show your appreciation for Pastor Mike and Pam."

 CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house: After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church;

·       Entry and hallway

·       Fireside Room (basement)

·       Fellowship Room (basement)

Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use; or if you have, your own ideas. You can be creative.

The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; and after church on the 26 before church on Dec. 3.

We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645


Come and Join Kinder Choir. Practice is @ 5:15-6:00 PM.

It’s going to be another great year. Please come and join us!

Free Election Day Lunch

"It is that time of year to begin planning our annual Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

 Diabetes Management Classes 6:00-7:00 pm Monday Nights in the church Community Room on the first floor. This YMCA program is free. It is a very helpful program. Each class looks at one area of living with Diabetes. Missing a class does not impact the other classes.

B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.


If you are interested in helping out with the Cherry Street Mission. Here is a link that you can access for more information.

Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at

October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of October is small toys and stuffed animals.  Keep your eyes open for those clearance racks and off-season sale items!!!


We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.


We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

Leanne Dunn

Secretary Thursday/Friday